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Eric Holder says Barr ‘unfit’ to serve as attorney general

Eric Holder says Barr ‘unfit’ to serve as attorney general

Former Attorney General Eric Holder believes William Barr is “unfit” to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, writing in a Washington Post op-ed that recent controversial comments by his successor “have been fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution.” In the opinion piece published Wednesday night, Holder, who served in the Obama…MORE

FBI agents warn of ‘chilling effect’ from Trump and Barr attacks

FBI agents warn of ‘chilling effect’ from Trump and Barr attacks

Some federal law enforcement officials are warning of a chilling effect inside the FBI amid attacks by President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr over the bureau’s handling of the Russia investigation. Current and former FBI officials tell CNN they’re concerned that the harsh rhetoric coming from Trump and Barr has only worsened the…MORE

Cory Booker is poised to miss the next debate. He’s vowing to fight on anyway.

Cory Booker is poised to miss the next debate. He’s vowing to fight on anyway.

The word “love” has been central to Cory Booker’s presidential campaign — but talk to his team today, and the word “fighting” comes up a lot. Fighting to make the debate stage. Fighting for diversity in the Democratic primary. Fighting against a tide of spending by two billionaire candidates. Fighting, most fundamentally, for survival. Booker…MORE

Trump’s anti-Semitism executive order, explained

Trump’s anti-Semitism executive order, explained

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday expanding his administration’s interpretation of race and national origin to include Judaism — a move that extends certain civil rights protections to Jews in education settings. The move is part of the Trump administration’s broader efforts to combat what it considers anti-Israel and anti-Semitic movements on…MORE

White House budget office defends Ukraine aid freeze in new legal memo

White House budget office defends Ukraine aid freeze in new legal memo

The White House budget office asserts in a new legal memo that it withheld aid to Ukraine this summer — an issue at the heart of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry — to “engage in a policy process.” “It was OMB’s understanding that a brief period was needed, prior to the funds expiring, to engage in a…MORE

Speech or silence: Which serves democracy best on Election Day?

Speech or silence: Which serves democracy best on Election Day?

If today were Election Day in the US, rival candidates would be blasting out hours-long TV and radio blitzes to drive every last vote to the polls in key battlegrounds. But this Thursday, after the most bitter election campaign in decades, a spectral silence will cloak the British isles — at least until 10 p.m.,…MORE

Historic parallels amplify as committee marks up articles of impeachment

Historic parallels amplify as committee marks up articles of impeachment

It was on December 11, 1998, that the House Judiciary Committee approved the first three of four articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. Exactly 21 years ago. The same committee convened Wednesday night to begin marking up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. They could be at it until the wee hours. Read…MORE

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